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Report: Vikings backing Floyd in kombucha tea defense

Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press is reporting that Minnesota Vikings’ COO Kevin Warren penned a letter to Scottsdale City Judge Statia Hendrix asking to cancel a June 26 scheduled hearing for Michael Floyd over failed…


Wetmore: Mason Melotakis a surprising victim of latest Twins roster shuffle

The Twins have made a habit of shuffling through pitchers on the Major League roster this year. They’ve also been very flexible with their 40-man roster, regularly freeing up spaces on the roster by using…


Ex-Wolves GM David Kahn: Jimmy Butler trade is win-win

When I first heard that the Timberwolves completed a long-rumored deal for Bulls star Jimmy Butler, my first thoughtsdid not include a curiosity about what ex-Wolves GM David Kahn would have thought about the deal.…


What’s happened to Jorge Polanco’s bat?

MINNEAPOLIS – Jorge Polanco has become a bit of a mystery to me, and I’m curious to know how good he’s going to be as a Major League shortstop. As the Twins try to figure…


New Twins pitcher Trevor Hildenberger is peaking at the right time

On Friday, the Twins added relief prospect Trevor Hildenberger to the 40-man roster, and he’ll join the Twins for this weekend’s series in Cleveland. When Hildenberger makes his MLB debut in the next few days,…


Wild trade Schroeder for young Blue Jackets forward

The Minnesota Wild announced Friday afternoon they have acquired forward Dante Salituro from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Jordan Schroeder. The Wild released this description of Salituro’s background: Schroeder provided effective depth for…


With Butler traded to Minnesota, his trainer blasts Bulls ‘culture’ and GM

Travelle Gaines trains Jimmy Butler. After the trade, he first took to Twitter to go looking for a place to live in Butler’s new city. Then he spouted off, presumably about Bulls GM Gar Forman.…


Will Derek Carr’s contract extension affect Sam Bradford’s asking price?

Quarterback contracts are like the Minneapolis housing market: Availability is low and the prices are crazy. This week, the Oakland Raiders agreed to a deal with QB Derek Carr for five years, $125 million extension with…


Patience pays off for Wolves with Jimmy Butler trade

Tom Thibodeau nearly cracked a smile when he began talking about Jimmy Butler. When the two were together in Chicago, Butler ascended to All-Star status and Thibodeau gained his reputation as one of the league’s…


Thibodeau says that with Butler trade “everything aligns really well” for Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS – Tom Thibodeau first realized he had a special player in Jimmy Butler during the guard’s rookie season with the Chicago Bulls in 2011-12. “I just watched the way he worked and really the…


Zulgad: Butler trade is a costly one for Timberwolves but it’s also the right move

MINNEAPOLIS – Tom Thibodeau’s first trade as the Timberwolves’ president of basketball operations did not come until 14 months into his tenure with the franchise. It was worth the wait. In a transaction that should…


The quick take: The Jimmy Butler Trade

NBA trades take time to assess. It’s difficult to say whether a trade was good or bad until we have the benefit of hindsight. The blockbuster that sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the seventh…


Done deal: Timberwolves acquire Butler from Bulls for LaVine, Dunn and seventh pick

Tom Thibodeau finally got the guy he wanted. The Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the seventh pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night to the Chicago…


Wild reportedly shopping defenseman Marco Scandella

One day after the Minnesota Wild went to great lengths to keep Vegas from using a pick on Matt Dumba or Marco Scandella in the expansion draft, TSN’s Bob McKenzie is reporting that Scandella is…


Report: Wolves have shown interest in getting Paul George or Jimmy Butler

The Timberwolves are a pretty intriguing team when it comes to this year’s NBA Draft. A young core, a high draft pick and some trade rumors could make Thursday an exciting night at Target Center.…


Why are the Twins so much worse when they play at home?

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins were 36-33 entering play Thursday, and one unexplained and persistent theme with the 2017 club is that it dominates teams on the road (20-9, .690 winning percentage) and can’t keep the…


Here is your Vegas Golden Knights roster (for now)

Finally the Vegas Golden Knights are a real hockey team. The Expansion Draft selections were announced during the NHL award show on Wednesday night. Here is the list of Vegas’s picks (via Sportsnet’s John Shannon)…


Hector Santiago says he wanted to come off DL earlier, but Twins wanted to be cautious

Hector Santiago pitched 3 scoreless innings for the Rochester Red Wings on Wednesday, which may be his first and final rehab start in Triple-A. If it was up to Santiago, he probably wouldn’t have even…


Erik Haula, Alex Tuch are Vegas bound as Wild manage to hang onto Matt Dumba

The Wild lost two players to Vegas on Wednesday night, but ultimately Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher had to consider that a victory. Instead of the Golden Knights taking offensive-minded defenseman Matt Dumba in the…


Report: Wolves discussed Ricky Rubio deal with Mavericks

The Timberwolves continue to shop Ricky Rubio. The Wolves discussed a potential deal that would have sent the point guard and the No. 7 pick in the NBA draft Thursday to Dallas in exchange for Wesley…


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